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to wolf blitzer. "situation room" starts right now. >> thanks very much, brook. >>> two weeks before the united states may plunge into financial crisis. plu, media mogul rupert murdoch is just hours away from being grilled and lambasteds by british law makers and now a whistleblower in the growing phone hackl scandal reportedly is dead. and a 77-year-old man defends his home and family from an intruder with a gun. stand by for the dramatic story. that's even more compelling because -- get this -- he's a member of the united states congress. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> the u.s. defaulting on its debt for the first time in history? we can't state it enough, this has enormous consequences for all of us, and time is quickly running out to prevent what the president calls armageddon. let's check in with kate baldwin. she's standing by with the latest. where do the negotiations stand right now? >> the two top republicans in the house. no official readout from the white house, but president obama says we are making progress when asked today by reporters how the deb
newsworthy of large type headlines. two days after she resigned, rebekah brooks walked into a police station for questioning and found herself under arrest. hours later, britain's top police officer, the chief of scotland yard resigned, and he acknowledges that the investigation was inadequate, and steven yates now announcing his resignation. the scandal has been growing steadily after reports that there was a hacking of an answering machine by "news of the world." tomorrow murdoch and his son james are scheduled to appear on a hearing in parliament. cnn will bring you that testimony live. dan rivers is inla london. rebekah brooks is expected to testify tomorrow, and now what are the plans in terms of questioning her tomorrow? >> reporter: well, politicians will have to be careful how they frame the questions to her. in britain, if there is a pending trial or the possibility of a pending trial, you have to be very careful what kind of news coverage is gained from that, because they don't want to prejudge the trial here. they don't want to sway a potential juror one way or the other. and this
murdoch, james murdoch and rebekah brooks on how much they knew about these phone hacking allegations and when did they know it and why didn't they put a stop to it sooner or be more forthcoming. they told lawmakers earlier it was one rogue reporter, an isolated incident and it didn't did any further than that. we know of course that it turns out that thousands of people may have had phone mail messages hacked and lawmakers want to get to the bottom of how much each of them knew. >> the other question is this whistle-blower found dead yesterday tragically. police are looking into that. what is the latest there? >> reporter: what we know is that basically police have confirmed that a man was found dead at his apartment. that man is believed to be the whistle-blower for news of the world. he confirmed that the editor of the paper not only knew about the phone hacking but actively encouraged it from his reporters. he was the only whistle-blower to really go public and confirm that this was the case. now, what we understand from police is that he was found dead at his apartment while his
in parliament about it and we carry that live on c-span2. we carry rupert murdoch and rebekah brooks yesterday and we will speak about that. how do you describe to an american audience the importance of "news of the world" as the largest selling sunday newspaper in the country, and the closure of that paper? guest: it was shocking. a lot of people were shocked by the closure. it was a sudden and brutal move, and murdoch's decided that enough was enough -- murdochs decided enough was enough and they had to take this extreme step. "news of the world" set the standard for tabloid journalism. it has been a pretty low standard for recent years, but they have always been in front, always seemed to be getting the best spooks, the best gossip -- best scoops, the best gossip. "news of the world" and "the sun," the murdoch daily tabloid, were the epitaph of tabloid journalism. -- epitome of tabloid journalism the rocket. raucous, titillating tabloid journalism, which we enjoy to extan extent. host: did you know, when you were living in london, rebekah brooks at all and her work? guest: she was editor of
to know about the relationship with a back of trucks. what did they talk about? -- rebecca brooks. >> news international has revealed e-mails. he authorized a huge payments to corrupt police officers. that would seem to constitute a criminal offense. he was a witness in the trial for the scottish politician. tom sheridan past him, did the news of the world's a corrupt police officers? he replied, not to my knowledge. four words but not require extensive explanation. his lawyer called on the police to investigate. >> when the company announced two days ago that he had offered up payments to police officers for information, he told the jury that he has no knowledge of payments to police officers. someone is misleading us. he has to answer a perjury charge and that is very serious. >> news international took the action simply not available to david cameron. faced with a scandal that threatens to infect the whole organization, rupert murdoch has taken a knife to his own awkward flesh. >> an extraordinary moment. the victim of its own hocking scandal. >> they are ending a 168-year- old title. >
and gave a full and sincere apology. >> rupert and james murdoch and rebecca brooks will be forced to appear here in a committee and grill eed closelily politicians who want answers as to how all of this activity went on. one of the people who will be interrogating rebecca brooks had some tough words for her. >> i think he was inevitable. rebecca brooks has given the resignation message she should have given on day one of this scandal when nick davis of the uk "guardian" revealed milly's phone had been hacked. >> but the political dimensions continue to evolve as well. downing street has been forced to put out a list of guests that the prime minister david cameron welcomed to his country residents checkers. mo among them was the now disgraced former editor of "the news of the world." a man hired as director of communications. he visited the prime minister three months after he was forced to step down from that high profile political role. wolf? >> dan rivers in london, much more on this story coming up later. meanwhi meanwhile, libyan rebels locked in heated battle while gadhafi's
james and protege rebekah brooks answered questions about the phone hacking scandal. some ex "news of the world" editors say he gave mistaken information to the committee. atika, what's this about? >> this is not just the ex-editor, but also the former lawyer for "news of the world" saying james murdoch was very much mistaken in his testimony, that he had been informed about an e-mail called the fornevil e-mail that showed the problem was not limited to one reporter, that this was more than a single person. it went much further. so this suggests that possibly james murdoch actually knew about this much earlier and that he settled with another claimant on this issue in order to basically cover it up. now, james murdoch has replayed to this challenge by his former editor and lawyer saying just very similar ly, i stand by my testimony to the select committee. very kurt reply. the committee members are not happy about this at all, they say they want to hear back from james murdoch to explain exactly what happened. was he lying the the committee, was he mistaken, did they forget. they w
than 100"÷"÷ million homes."÷"÷ created by cable, provided as a÷ public service."÷"÷ >>> rebecca brooks, the former"÷ chief executive of news"÷"÷ international, testified earlie÷ this week before a house of"÷"÷ commons committee. she"÷"÷ was questioned on her knowledge of phone hacking at"÷÷ "news of the world," alleged"÷"÷ payments made to police officers and to celebrity victims of"÷"÷ hacking. she was"÷"÷ also asked about"÷"÷ tampering with the voicemail of a teenage murder victim. >> we've now come to the second part of our session. i'd like to welcome ms. be rebecca brooks, recent chief executive officer at news international, and i'd like to thank you for your willingness to come before the committee. we are very much aware there is an ongoing police investigation which could lead to further proceedings, and we will bear that in mind, but we also appreciate your statement when you resigned from the company that you wanted to be as helpful as possible to various inquiries that are underway. could i just start then. news international issued a statement when you we
murdoch, his son james, and reb ekah brooks. bbc newsnight tell us tell they are covering the story. >> tonight, robert mcdowell on the fcc's action to begin cracking down on unauthorized service charges to cell phone bills. that is tonight on "de communicators -- "the communicators." the nuclear regulatory agency officially make recommendations within 90 days. the industry would have five years for any new regulations to come from the process. >> we are honored to be here today, speaking at this venerable institution. the national press club is a venue like no other. it has been at the center of washington news. as i was preparing for this, in my staff did a little investigation, they understood the historic emblem was that of an owl. i will not claim wisdom and i will let you judge my awareness, but i can relate to the long nights spent sleepless on the job. as chairman of the new tillage -- the nuclear regulatory commission, one of the best aspects of my job is having the opportunity to lead a staff of nearly 4000 talented public servants. we hear from all sides and all perspecti
in -- that what we'll kick off with with our power panel. brook goldstein is with us and susan silivik is ceo and cofounder of it's your biz.com. what do you think when you hear diminishing numbers of people in this country think i'm probably not going to get there. >> it sickens me because being an entrepreneur, it's the quintessential american dream. here is what's happening. small businesses are saying we sat by and watched as big government bailed out big business. but they have done nothing to us. while big government is attached to wall street, they disconnected from main street. that american dream is diminishing. i hear from lots of small business owners. we are ready to throw in the towel and calm it quits. martha: you watch generations of businesses that built up and such an incredible opportunity. they seem to appeal to they won't achieve the same level of success and feel their children will not succeed. >> look back at a poll in may have you had youth staying for the first time that they will not be better off than their parents. that's astonishing to me to see that and think abo
phone. so he's being grilled there. and rebekah brooks is set to be grilled in this building behind me. but rupert murdoch and james murdoch are being asked to turn up. so farther either saying that they w't or can't and they have been served with the summons by the deputy sergeant of arms, which means that they are being sort of demanded that they come. it's pretty serious stuff. the problem is, because they are american citizens, no one is quite sure if they can have jurisdiction over them, forcing them to turn up or not. so there is scratching of heads there. it's completely unchartered territory and they are talking about introducing emergency laws to force them to come along. >> we're following it closely. dan rivers, thanks. >>> well, they are almost there. the u.s. women's soccer team, one win away from hoisting that world cup. they are going to face japan on sunday in the championship match after their 3-1 win yesterday against france. zain is not only watching all of the action, she's going to be there for the game and report live and give us every single detail, right? >> rep
of widespread telephone hacking by "news of the world." both men deny wrongdoing. sunday, rebekah brooks, former "news of the world" editor, was arrested. now all eyes are on james murdoch, rupert murdoch's son and not so heir apparent. he admits to paying $1 million to a soccer star whose phone was illegally hacked. settlement that i authorized and i've said was made with information that was incomplete. i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with incomplete investigation. that's a matter of real regret for me personally. >> reporter: the scandal could have repercussions in the u.s. home to more than half of the $33 billion murdoch media empire that includes fox tv and fox news. >> there is a moral turpitude clause in the fcc regulations for tv stations, which is that you have to be certified to be of good character. >> reporter: tuesday, rupert murdoch, james murdoch and rebekah brooks will all appear before a committee at the british house of commons to answer questions. this is the first time they'll have spoken about this scandal since it broke two
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